Microsoft has announced today that they will stop the support for their Office 2008 for Mac.
Microsoft’s Office Suite for the OS X has long been a choice for people using Mac with their work that mostly relies on the popular Microsoft Office Productivity Suite. Microsoft managed a team dedicated to the development for their Mac-compatible software which has headed the development of Microsoft Office versions 2004, 2008, 2011, and 365.
With this halt of support from the Office team and company, users of the Office 2008 can still continue working on their files and use the software, but they will not have a support anymore from the official development team of Microsoft.
Support will end on April 9 and after this date, there will be no patches for the software in the future. Office suite still available in Microsoft site will only last until April 19, 2014.
This announcement from the Office maker doesn’t require the users to update or upgrade right away though Microsoft is encouraging everyone to try their latest Office 365. It comes with a paid subscription from $100 annually or $10 monthly. Furthermore, Microsoft Office 2011 standalone version is now available from $140 to $220.
No further details released why Microsoft stopped the support in spite of many are still using the software.